By Paul Guinness
New coursebooks for the Geography for the IB degree syllabus. This appealing, full-colour coursebook covers the seven sections of the better point Extension syllabus in Geography for the overseas Baccalaureate (IB) degree. it really is written via a hugely skilled writer and previous head of Geography at an incredible IB institution within the united kingdom. The coursebook explores the topic of world Interactions and includes: key questions outlining the most concerns for every subject; case reports chosen from each continent; actions and geographical talents tips; dialogue issues and learn principles; built-in thought of information hyperlinks; examination-style questions; definitions of key phrases and worthwhile internet hyperlinks.
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